Translatable Terminology

Subject: Translatable Terminology
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 10:14:04 -0500


We are about to begin the localization / translation / internationalization
of our products, and I'm facing several terms which I question are good
source words for translation. For example, we have many lists of things -
portfolios contain projects, projects contain steps, etc. We currently
refer to a page that displays the contents of a portfolio as a Portfolio
Summary, and one that contains the contents of a project as a Project
Summary.

Is "summary" a good word for translators to deal with? Would other terms
such as "Portfolio Contents" or "Project List" be better? Any other ideas or
experiences?

TIA,

John

John Garison
Documentation Manager
IDe
150 Baker Avenue Extension
Concord, MA 01742

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